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9/11 Living Memorial | 1993 WTC Bombing




The original granite memorial fountain honoring the in the 1993 WTC bombing was destroyed on 9/11. It's inscription read in part: "On February 26, 1993, a bomb set by terrorists exploded below this site. This horrible act of violence killed innocent people, injured thousands, and made victims of us all."  




After 9/11, a fragment of the original memorial bearing part of the name of one of the 1993 victims was recovered from the pile. The fragment is preserved in the interim memorial pay tribute to those lost in the 1993 bombing, a 9-foot, stainless steel pylon that evokes the memory of the Twin Towers.  




The temporary memorial was designed by Port Authority Senior Architect Jacqueline Hanley and was dedicated in 2005. It will remain in its current location on Liberty St. until the permanent memorial is opened at the World Trade Center site. The permanent memorial will honor both the victims of the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks.  




A memorial plaque in the Port Authority's Downtown offices


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